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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Exploring the Tension Between Calvinists and Arminians

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In twelve minutes, John Piper pulls apart some of the tensions between Calvinism and Arminianism. Believing the whole Bible, with all of its varied pieces, is not a small or simple thing. A theology that makes sense of all of Scripture will require a great deal of mystery. Are we willing to admit that the Bible can say two things that seem to our minds to be contradictory and, in the end, not contradict each other after all?

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Indeed! The problem with Arminianism [as far as I see it] is that it is only willing to accept and use choice verses with which to build their theology. And in my experience dealing in dealing with them, when confronted with passages that do not fit their description of God, the either deny the verse's context, try to pit it against other Scriptures [as though the Bible can contradict itself], or will make up some nonsensical explanation for the verse. 

 

just my experience though, and I am more than happy to discuss these things with an Arminian... all I ask is that we hold the Scriptures in high esteem, and deal with them faithfully and honestly.

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